Tag Archive: Leadership Development

7 Ways to be the Leader Everyone Loves to Work With

You’ve probably had a lousy leader. He made life miserable. She had irritating habits. People don’t leave organizations, they leave lousy leaders. Lousy leaders: Ignore the little people and hang with the power-people.… Continue reading

A Simple Strategy for Developing Humble Teams

Rigorous humility begins with ruthless honesty. You might not know if you’re humble, but you can certainly know if you’re practicing humility. Leaders practice humility in community, not isolation. From a leadership point… Continue reading

Why Talented Leaders Fail

You can “succeed” at leadership and still fail. We all know leaders who achieved great results but acted like asses in the process. How you show up is more important than talent. You… Continue reading

When People Want You on Their Team

She said, “If there’s a crisis, you want me around.” She told me about a car load of high school students on their way to a high school play. There was an accident.… Continue reading

How to Navigate Collisions Between Leaders and Managers

Leaders change things. Managers stabilize things. Stagnant organizations need leadership. Chaotic organizations need management. Tension: Tension between change agents and stabilizers is inevitable, dynamic, potentially dangerous, and often useful. Ask people who love… Continue reading

Permission to Be Engaged

I had a conversation with an introverted manager who was offered a challenging leadership role. It made his knees buckle, but he took it. During our call, he complained about his inability to… Continue reading